The New York Times, by Amy Cortese, June 13, 2009

While the credit crisis has halted many housing developments — notably subdivisions and stand-alone condominium buildings — some projects that are going forward are linked to broader revitalization or transit-related efforts.

This profile of Carrollton, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, can be seen as a microcosm of land use trends across the country. Where sprawling suburbs fail, transit oriented developments continue to thrive, at least relatively, in these trying times. On a related note, you can read more about how rail is changing the way Californians travel in ‘Getting Up To Speed’ from the New York Times Magazine.